About the Author

Gordon Anthony was born in 1957 in Watford, Hertfordshire. His parents moved to Scotland in the early 1960s and the family settled in Broughty Ferry where Gordon attended Forthill Primary and Grove Academy. He left school in 1974 to take up a job with Bank of Scotland and spent 34 years working in various branches and departments in Dundee, Dunfermline and Edinburgh.

With the onset of blindness, combined with other health issues, Gordon now registered blind was granted early retirement on medical grounds in 2008. He claims this had nothing to do with the collapse of HBOS as he had left before then and says he would write a book about some of the things that happened during his career but he doesn't think anyone would believe the stories.

Gordon writes with the aid of special software on his PC and usually manages to write for an hour or two each day, following his GP's advice to keep his mind active once he stopped work, Gordon turned to his hobby of writing and produced "In the Shadow of the Wall" in 2009.

He has had to give up most of his other hobbies but still enjoys listening to music and audio books. A Dundee United supporter, he is still able to continue attending home games thanks to the club's provision of commentary facilities for the visually impaired.

Gordon has always been a keen student of history. Having read all manner of history books, both factual and fiction, he completed a degree with the Open University in 2009, concentrating on courses in the field of Classical Studies.
Since the publication of his first book, Gordon has been in demand as a speaker. He has visited a wide range of groups, ranging from small library reading clubs to audiences of fifty or sixty. He has also spoken at schools and local Scout groups.

If you would like to arrange a visit, you can leave a message for Gordon using the CONTACT page. Please bear in mind that, as Gordon is blind, his availability will depend on being able to arrange suitable transport, although this is not usually a major problem.

“In the Shadow of the Wall” by Gordon Anthony is available online at www.amazon.co.uk or all good book shops.

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